Saturday, October 04, 2008

Preparedness

Below is a WND article called 'Be afraid. Be very afraid', about being prepared for financially hard times that may or may not be coming. While I dislike the title, because I don't like fear mongering to get people to change their ways, I can appreciate the practical advice to prepare just in case. And of course for many, hard times are here right now and preparing now is a tad bit late. Minimizing the impact however is relevant at any point.


Real America
Patrice Lewis
WorldNetDaily Exclusive Commentary

Be afraid. Be very afraid
Posted: October 04, 20081:00 am Eastern© 2008

The economy has been a frightening subject lately.
Bank failures, government bailouts, mortgage crises, bankruptcies, plunging stock markets … it's enough to make anyone quake in their boots.
The average person who hears and watches this
financial chaos is probably scared spitless. While stocks rise and fall, while banks fail or get absorbed, we the citizens are being buffeted by hurricane-force winds, battered and bruised and terrified, knowing good and well that we – individually – can do nothing to stop, change or alter the course of financial history now taking place.
Folks, it's time to batten down your personal hatches. If you're planning on riding out a hurricane, you'd better prepare.
One of the problems of my generation is we've always taken abundance for granted. Having never lived through hard times, we were probably bored with our grandparents' intense frugality that resulted from surviving the Great Depression. Why save aluminum foil or keep hairpins beyond their functional use when all you have to do is … buy more?
That's become the solution for most Americans: buy more. Everything is plentiful.



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4 Comments:

OpenID heyercapital said...

To be a well-rounded person, and try to see many sides of an issue, I recommend folks read survivalblog.com. There's lots of practical advice there, and they certainly have their ear to the ground.



Regards,
Brian
Greenville, WI

6:16 PM  
Blogger RL said...

Brian,
Thank you for the link. It does look like a good site for practical advice.

Russ

10:28 PM  
Blogger Lynn Bartlett said...

Hi Russ, someone told me you were now pressure canning! He's a slave driver, isn't he?? My most intense experience was when our family purchased 200 chickens with Steve from a Hutterite community, and took only 2 days to pressure can it all!

2:36 PM  
Blogger RL said...

Hi Lynn,
Yes we are and we had alot of fun. Steven is a good teacher. We talked about renting the town hall some time to do a real, "canning marathon", as he calls it and you should have seen the gleam in Steve's eye.

"Slave driver"? Well, I guess that's all a matter of perspective. :)
He is a great organizer!

I'm getting ready to make a post about our visit.

Stay tuned.

9:30 PM  

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